Nonstructure 2.2-N, extramural surface

About this Nonstructure

Has Surface
No Masonry

General Location

Northeast quadrant of site. Within rim complex on canyon rim.

Specific Location

Adjacent to and north of Structure 17, a D-shaped building (Structure 17). Below Nonstructure 2.1-N and above Nonstructure 2.3-N.

Selection Criteria

Part of Nonstructure 2-N testing; see Nonstructure 2-N and associated EU for description and explanation of testing strategy.


Outdoor, constructed surface that may have been part of a plaza surface within the rim complex.


Probably abandoned as part of the abandonment of the rim complex.

Postabandonment Process

Surface covered with postoccupational structural collapse from a D-shaped building (Structure 17).

Dating of Construction

No pottery or tree-ring data. Based on stratigraphic position, this surface was built after the construction of a wall of the D-shaped building.

Dating of Remodeling

No evidence of remodeling.

Dating of Abandonment

Probably abandoned when rim complex was abandoned--no cultural occupational deposits rest above this surface.

Dating of Midden

Not applicable.

Dating of Reuse

No evidence of reuse.

Date Range

4 (A.D. 900–1280)

Site-Wide Dating

Groups to Which This Study Unit was Assigned

See The Archaeology of Woods Canyon Pueblo (specifically the chapters on architecture, chronology, and artifacts) for more information on study unit groupings at Woods Canyon Pueblo.

Type ID Description
area 7 Canyon rim
section R Canyon rim
subperiod 9 Late Pueblo III (A.D. 1225-1280)

Excavation Details for Excavation Units

In order by excavation unit number.

Excavation Unit



1-x-1 meter grid unit 474N 522E.
Northeast corner of pueblo, rim complex.
North of and adjacent to Structure 17, a D-shaped building.

Selection Criteria

Random. First unit selected by random means from Nonstructure 2, Sampling Stratum 2.

Excavation Strategy

Strata subdivided into arbitrary levels. After a wall was encountered in the middle of this unit, another 1-x-1-m unit (1-x-1-m 475N 522E) was opened to the north so that excavations could continue. The north unit was combined with this unit after the upper fill had been removed and excavated a

Unit Ends at


Study Unit(s) Identified in this Excavation Unit

Study Unit Type
Study Unit Number
Study Unit Description
extramural surface
extramural surface